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MORE THAN JUST A GAME
Dave Zirin - October 2013

By Dave Zirin – When people think of U.S. sports culture, social justice is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. For some it’s the drama of watching a big playoff game with friends. For others sports have...

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GERMAN LESSONS
Bhaskar Sunkara on the German Elections - October 2013

Passionately watching last week’s election returns* at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s office in New York, without ever having been to Germany or learned more than a half-dozen German words, was an unusual experience. It was easy...

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THE FINANCE-DOMINATED REGIME OF ACCUMULATION AND THE CRISIS IN EUROPE
Alex Demirović and Thomas Sablowski - September 2013

There is no consensus among the ruling classes on the correct way to deal with the current crisis or, more broadly, how to continue with the project of European integration. Should the euro be defended, or would it be better to split...

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AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF MERKEL
Cornelia Hildebrandt, Horst Kahrs, and Harald Pätzolt - September 2013

German federal elections will be held on September 22, and the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, looks primed for yet another victory. The CDU, in coalition with the die-hard neoliberal...

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THE UNFINISHED DREAM
Albert Scharenberg - August 2013

By Albert Scharenberg. August 28 will be the anniversary of the famous March on Washington. This event will be the climax of the commemorative marathon accompanying the 50th anniversary of 1963. It is clear that during...

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LIFT THE LOAD OF POVERTY
James Jennings - July 2013

By James Jennings. During the summer of 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Trayvon Martin’s killer was acquitted by a Florida jury, and Detroit became the largest city in the United States...

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WAR ON DEMAND
Medea Benjamin - June 2013

By Medea Benjamin – The last years have witnessed the dawn of a new type of warfare: drone strikes. Especially since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as they are...

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NEOLIBERALISM WITH SOUTHERN CHARACTERISTICS
Vijay Prashad - May 2013

For centuries, the nations of the Global South have struggled to assert themselves politically. This assertion originally took the form of myriad struggles against colonialism, and as the European empires collapsed, new nation states...

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GREEN TRANSFORMATION
Mario Candeias - May 2013

By Mario Candeias. The global financial crisis and subsequent economic collapse, as well as the failure to come to terms with the imminent threat of climate change, have left neoliberalism intellectually bankrupt. But...

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RESIST, RECLAIM, RESTRUCTURE
Sean Sweeney - April 2013

When it comes to the global energy system, trade unions recognize that business as usual is not sustainable. Union members are already feeling the impacts of climate change, whether as first responders to climate catastrophes or as...

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THE CHICANO MOVEMENT
Carlos Muñoz, Jr. - April 2013

The United States currently has more than fifty million Latinos living within its borders, including an estimated eleven million who lack proper documentation. In recent years, this freshly minted “largest minority” has...

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DEMAND EVERYTHING
Steve Williams - March 2013

By Steve Williams – Capitalism seems to have an endless capacity for transformation. It has survived economic collapse, world wars, social upheaval, and environmental degradation (so far, anyway). It has thrived...

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DEATH OF A YUPPIE DREAM
Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich - February 2013

By Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich – Saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, unemployed or working part-time for not much more than minimum wage: the struggling recent college graduate...

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FROM SPECIAL INTEREST TO SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION?
Dawne Moon - January 2013

By Dawne Moon – On November 6, 2012 voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington made historic decisions: for the first time in U.S. history, a state-level popular vote decided in favor of same-sex marriage. The six...

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ALTERNATIVES TO WAR
Andreas Buro - January 2013

By Andreas Buro. Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz once wrote that, “War is just a continuation of politics by other means.” Two hundred years later, President Barack Obama said that war “is sometimes...

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CANADA’S “MAPLE SPRING”
Ingar Solty - December 2012

The 2012 student strike in Quebec is a lesson in successful struggle against austerity policies. The strike was sparked by the announcement by the governing Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) of Premier Jean Charest that tuition...

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TEACHERS ON STRIKE
Ethan Young - December 2012

By Ethan Young. When newly elected President Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers in 1981, he was also firing the first shots in a new offensive against workers in the United States....

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THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY
Oliver Schmidtke - December 2012

By Oliver Schmidtke – Migration is not a new phenomenon—it is as old as humanity. But in a world in which more and more goods and services are exchanged at an ever faster pace, migration has globalized as well....

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OCCUPY WALL STREET
Ethan Earle - November 2012

In Lower Manhattan, in a small plaza called Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was born in September of 2011. While the first Occupiers had originally come to protest Wall Street, once the actual occupation began their game plan was not...

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RECYCLE OR REIMAGINE
Lara Skinner - November 2012

By Lara Skinner – With the dramatic deepening of the environmental crisis, new forms of resistance are emerging to combat the fossil fuel industry’s extreme agenda. Since the 1970s, the U.S. environmental...

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NEWS / EVENTS

MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy”...
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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy.......
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